A handy guide to help you review, understand, and fly IFR procedures with confidence.
144 pages—fully illustrated with color photos, charts and graphics
Task-oriented format with step-by-step instructions
Clear explanations, real world examples and pro tips
Digital manual looks great on an iPad; keep it in your EFB app for quick access
Optional spiral bound printed manual for easy use in the cockpit
Simplifies IFR Flying — Step By Step
The majority of instrument rated GA pilots struggle to maintain IFR proficiency. It’s a real problem, and something we’ve seen repeatedly over the past 17 years providing IFR training. Even pilots that maintain the required IFR currency may still have gaps in their IFR knowledge that put them at risk. That’s where this manual comes in.
Our goal was to create a tool pilots can use to improve their IFR knowledge as needed. We wanted it to be useful for a wide range of IFR pilots; whether they are rusty and need an IPC, or fly IFR regularly but need to brush up on a procedure they haven’t done in a while. The manual breaks each IFR procedure down into individual tasks, and explains in detail how to complete each one.
This step by step approach works well because it leverages the structure and consistency of the IFR system. For example, ILS and LPV approaches are flown in similar ways. By breaking them down into individual steps and explaining each one, we can easily show you the similarities and differences between them. This holds true to many other aspects of IFR flying. By explaining each step and laying them out in sequence, it’s easier to understand how each one fits into a procedure, and how each procedure fits into the IFR system as a whole.
The manual addresses things that trip pilots up, and offers useful tips and real world examples to address them. It’s organized by phase of flight, includes a quick-search table of contents, and covers beginner through advanced procedures (see the complete list below).
This manual is not intended to teach IFR basics and is not a substitute for IFR ground school. But for pilots with an instrument rating (or those working on one) it’s a handy tool to refresh and deepen your understanding of the IFR system.
Covers The Essential Details In Each IFR Procedure
Filing an IFR flight plan
Obtaining a clearance at a towered airport
Obtaining a clearance at a non-towered airport
Obtaining a clearance airborne after departure
Departing VFR on an IFR clearance
Picking up a filed clearance enroute
Obtaining a “Pop-up” IFR clearance
Departing an airport without IFR procedures
Flying a diverse departure
Flying a textual ODP
Flying a graphical ODP
Getting vectors after takeoff
Using a Visual Climb Over the Airport (VCOA)
Flying a SID
Departing IFR for a climb to VFR-on-Top
Picking a safe cruise altitude
Surviving an unexpected hold
Employing a VFR-on-Top clearance
Requesting a block altitude
Planning and execute a descent
Executing a descent with VNAV
Flying a STAR
Choosing an approach
Selecting the appropriate minimums
Setting up for the approach
Flying a visual approach
Flying a charted visual approach
Using a contact approach
Getting vectors to final
Flying a course reversal
Navigating an arc or RF leg
Using a Terminal Arrival Area (TAA)
Following a glidepath/glideslope
Descending with advisory vertical guidance
Descending without vertical guidance
Deciding to continue or miss
Using a Visual Descent Point
Landing straight in
Circling to land
Executing a published missed approach
Executing a missed approach from a circle
Executing an alternate missed approach
Executing a “missed” from below DA/MDA
Returning to the departure airport (or a nearby airport)
Flying a dead reckoning segment
Using a Cruise Clearance
Using a Through Clearance
Requesting an approach at one airport to land at another
Q: Which devices does the digital manual work with?
A: The digital manual is delivered in PDF format and works on any computer or mobile device.
Q. Can I load the digital manual onto my iPad?
A. Yes, the digital PDF is formatted for use on your iPad and can be downloaded in a few easy steps.
Q. What is the format of the printed manual?
A. The printed manual is 8.5 x 11 inches and 144 pages, so it will fit in most flight bags or in the seat pocket of your airplane. It’s printed in full color on high quality, durable paper. We take the extra step of adding a spiral binder so it’s easier to open and use in the cockpit, and we top it with a clear plastic cover to protect it from weather and spills.
Q. How long does it take to receive a printed manual? A. We use the US Postal Service to mail all USA orders and they typically arrive within 5 business days. International orders usually arrive within 10 business days (can be longer in some countries). If you order the printed manual, you’ll also get the digital version which you can download and start using right away.
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